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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
What do you guys recommand for replacement SLI Bridge connectors?

Hard Style or Ribbon

Im pretty sure my ribbon style one is faulty, Im getting alot of flicking in full screen mode with BF3 and Skyrim...

I disable SLI and flicker goes away,
post #2 of 7
Try a hard-style. I have had friends who use the ribbon-style and malfunction after a while. The only bad thing about hard-style is that the placement of the video cards have to be right next to each other, but I guess that's it.
post #3 of 7
My Asus Flex SLI bridge has never given me any troubles. thumb.gif I didn't want a hard-style one because the placement of the cards has to be exact otherwise your SOL.

"Flicker" as you say doesn't mean the bridge is bad either. It could very well be something we call "microstutter".

EDIT: Try turning triple buffering on via Nvidia Control Panel. Also force v-sync off. Do those 2 things and see if it makes a difference.
Edited by iinversion - 1/12/12 at 11:34pm
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after digging thru all my misc crap I found a Hard style one..
its a tad longer than i need. but since Im running with out a case it works for tonight.
I will have to go out and get one that fits better. I dont like streaching the cards to far apart to get this one to fit.
post #5 of 7
well I have seen some of the flexi ribon style's get worn off after some time and when misused (like everything else), specially the older hard brown ribbon SLI bridges would do this. But I can understand how the hard style would be better suited and more durable than the flexi one. I myself use a ribbon sli bridge but thats because I only have the flexi ones at home tongue.gif I would get the hard one or those black "real flexible" sli bridges that comes with those new EVGA motherboards, they are really bendy and durable. smile.gif
post #6 of 7
I had odd issues similar to yours with my ribbon cable. Once I flipped it around and moved it over to the next slot SLI worked beautifully, no color flickering or anything.
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Either one is fine, but it is true that sometimes the traces can break in the flexy type if bent too far or often.
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